Justin Lester

AuthorJustin Lester

Justin Lester was elected Mayor of Wellington in 2016. He joined Wellington City Council as a Northern Ward Councillor in 2010 and then served as Deputy Mayor from 2013 until 2016. Justin’s priorities as Mayor include kick-starting the economy, making housing affordable, improving Wellington’s transport, replacing outdated bylaws and prioritising arts funding. He also wants to establish the country’s first wet house, provide a rates rebate for first-home builders and create the world’s first predator-free capital. Justin met his wife Liz at university and in 2016 they celebrated their 10-year anniversary. They have two young daughters and live in Johnsonville.

The sustainability opportunity – a Wellington story.

The recent earthquakes were a timely reminder of the power of Mother Nature – as if Wellingtonians needed any further reminding. But while the forces of nature that shook us awake in the early hours of 14 November were distressing for many it is important to remember that they are also the same forces that have shaped the City we all love. From the hilly outer suburbs and green belt to our...

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